A Slight Edge
I've been reading this book called "The Slight Edge." It's about how, if you do simple things continuously, it can lead to great success and happiness in the future. It talks about how all people, both successful and unsuccessful, have the same amount of time during the day. What defines successful people is how they use that time.
The author says that it's easy to do the same, simple things every day, but at the same time, it's easy to not do them. One of the statements the author keeps repeating throughout the book is that if you spend 10 minutes a day reading a self-help book, then you are 10 minutes better off than those who don't.
That got me thinking. The same statement holds true for reading scripture. Ten minutes is no time at all. It's about the same amount of time I spend eating breakfast, checking email, scrolling through the news or my Facebook feed.
Depending on your speed, you can read one to two chapters in 10 minutes. And how much better would I feel if I take those 10 minutes — or more when time allows — to spend reading the Gospel.
I've been doing it by participating in the Summer Reading Challenge, and I have noticed a difference in my life. I've been more at peace and less stressed out.
So let's be successful and challenge ourselves to take at least 10 minutes every single day to read God's word!
Even though we're in the home stretch, it's not too late to join the Reading Challenge. Simply download the reading schedule, and pretend that today is Day 1. Start now, and you'll have read the entire Book of Mormon before Thanksgiving.
Summer Reading Challenge Daily Assignment
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